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individuals who loan money to the united states. global radicals. as the world body count just. raising questions over just what i decade of war on terror. israel's warplanes. again reports which the israeli military refuses to comment on right now. but everybody knows and all of this in the midst of syria's civil war the government's trying to keep the international agreement by finishing the first phase of its chemical disarmament plus. the poor clashing with police in the streets of rome leaving at least six. also
cruising. up in prison. for the government's new security service looking to pump up its muscles with those that used to fight against many of the. morally bankrupt. just after nine o'clock on a friday morning here in moscow it's r t with me. top world headlines of course welcome to the program this year is on course to become the deadliest year of terror in history said to be to even two thousand and twelve the death toll of fifteen thousand what's worse the most savage terror groups are now all aligned with al qaeda twelve years after america global crusade against it this report.
terrorist attacks have more thing since two thousand and one when the u.s. began its war on terror the number of attacks and fatalities has reached a record high the national consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism estimates last year alone there were more than eight thousand five hundred terrorist attacks worldwide they killed more than fifteen thousand five hundred people across africa asia and the middle east you walk faces an incredible surge of violence this year they recorded six thousand civilian deaths here is how terrorists skyrocketed in iraq following the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three. the iraqi prime minister is here in washington he just said his nation is facing quote a war of genocide and that the revolutions in the region have made it worse. was a power vacuum was created another terrorist organizations were able to exploit this and ground they benefited from the fall of state structures terrorists now
flocked to syria for safe haven and the firth of syria is from a deal between the opposition and the government the closer it is to becoming the failed state where al qaeda and groups similar to al qaeda rule the day so as all these countries iraq syria libya face growing terror washington says they decimated al qaeda leadership and al qaeda is not as dangerous as before as a result of the enormous pressure we've put on the group we have eliminated all of al qaeda senior leadership in afghanistan and pakistan and because the current leaders about leaders of al qaeda core so worried about their personal safety they're far less able to plan attacks but the words don't match his numbers if anything during the years of washington's war on terror care only group in washington i'm going to check in. on a due in part to a surge in radicalism in africa the number of key. globally and terrorist attacks
doubled between twenty eleven and two thousand and twelve iraq war veteran michael prysner believes the first step to stopping all of this and shutting down the drone campaign is the first thing that would go a really long way to changing that situation is closing down all of the u.s. military bases that are in over one hundred thirty countries around the world many of them muslim countries with ending the regular drone strikes that take place on these countries and of course kind of a daily terrorism and acted by the united states against other countries through drones you know that there's this term that they use to justify all of this is term american exceptionalism which of course is an offensive term to many people but it's real meaning is that the exception is that the u.s. considers itself having the right to attack anybody in the world at any time to kill anybody in the world at any time to torture anybody in the world at any time
to arrest anybody in the world at any time that it to spy on anyone in the world at any time that is that their definition of american exceptionalism which is driving this policy and those who will lead far as the director of the future terrorism project he says bullets alone won't solve terrorism and the world must fight its ideological roots. the growth of the hardest production meaning many ideological schools indoctrinating radicalizing and creating a much wider demography of the hardest and then you have another structure that is a car or a variety of other jihadist groups in many countries who are recruiting so the pool is getting larger problem is that over the past few years the administration policy makers in the united states are not acknowledging the fact that behind that in addition to political issues that are very versatile around the world there is one common root which is the ideology so if you don't identify the ideology if you
don't work with civil society if you don't work with moderates in the arab and muslim world and in other regions as well if you don't have a plan for that in addition to just sending drones and military operations we're not going to be able to stop recruitment to al qaida and others and all of these are debate program cross talk starting at sites on america's use of drones in the lawless areas of pakistan that's coming away a bit later today. this is an illustration in the drone policy is really setting the precedent for other countries in how this evolution of warfare will continue to develop and i think we're setting a very bad precedent we may not be able to change what happens in the tribal areas of pakistan but we can change all you should know more about american policy there and we don't what we have to change u.s. policy because drones are not just in the purview of the u.s. government agencies the drones are being sold to over seventy countries around the
world by american companies it's really companies chinese companies and so if we allow the u.s. government to continue to use drones violating the sovereignty of other nations refusing to reveal to the american public and the international community what it's doing why it's doing it how it's doing it we will be. opening up pandora's box to a world of total chaos and lawlessness. live from moscow this is our duty and the israeli military is refusing to confirm or deny reports that its warplanes are get again breached syria's sovereignty and bomb targets there now according to u.s. media reports citing a white house official israeli air force attacked a military base storing a missile arsenal apparently destined for the lebanese group hezbollah and the incident happened near syria's port city of latakia and it's not the first time that israel has been blamed for ignoring international laws by launching air
strikes in the state a similar attacks which the israeli leadership refused to confirm took place in january may and july this year alone as freeman from the executive intelligence review magazine explained why tel aviv keeps on getting away with it you do not have the right to it another sovereign nation and israel has done that and if we had a functioning government according to war. in the korean war this would be condemned and israel would be reprimanded in force would behave like a sovereign nation. it won't. but everybody knows they did it. and should not. and the only reason that is because the president united states obama. to occur otherwise you could not. in the meantime syria has met the first
deadline in an ambitious plan to get rid of its toxic asset or by the middle of next year a mission of international chemical inspectors has said that all declared chemical arms production and facilities have now been destroyed and as are now reports from the capital damascus it was a difficult and dangerous task certainly under the circumstances of war. dangerous and dirty that's how the nobel prize committee described the work of chemical weapons inspectors inside syria not to mention a brutally tight deadline october twenty five damascus provides a detailed plan of its chemical weapons stockpiles done october twenty seven foreign inspectors visited all declared sites missed and by today syria finishes destroying all equipment used in the production and mixing of poison gas and nerve agents done yesterday we eliminate. whatever week but
you know this is a very complicated process complications filled by so called security concerns and that's the reason why one deadline already has been missed one of the biggest problems the team faces is how to access sites in rebel controlled areas so far the rebels have been unwilling to cooperate foreign inspectors have managed to visit twenty one of twenty three sites and although they haven't verbally blamed the rebels damascus insists it's doing its share until now. those. sites being visited are under government control and we hope those who are controlling. the group still them to implement what they are expected to implement it's the most difficult mission ever undertaken by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons destroying a country's chemical weapons stockpile in the midst of a civil war story with syria actually stop producing chemical weapons in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight as a possessed alternatives that can be
a strategic substitution and are not in conflict with international law but none of this answers the reason why foreign inspectors are in damascus in the first place a chemical attack on august twenty first in which hundreds of people were killed off two rockets with sarin gas were fired at damascus as suburbs those responsible are still at large sister agnes mariam diller coup has spent months investigating videos. it online of children purportedly killed in that attack she's convinced the videos would manipulated. means that you have a bug. many days before the event and they bring the victim of the chemical attack the next deadline in the destruction of syria's chemical weapons program is the middle of next year by then damascus must have destroyed moved its entire stockpile an ambitious timeline in very difficult circumstances. damascus and the
destruction of the chemical equipment means the country could no longer produce new talks of weapons but it still has to get rid of more than one thousand tons of chemicals that already exist and here dots here we spoke to middle east analysts are shocking meaning that while they believe the syrian government will be greatly relieved when all of its chemical weapons are finally destroyed there is evidence that rebels have some their hands on some chemical weapons we've certainly seen in iraq and turkey rebels being apprehended with chemical agents components of chemical weapons in their possession. really important point and this is something i heard from a syrian government official earlier this year the syrian government has for some time now viewed chemical weapons as a liability and a burden precisely for these reasons because potentially rebels could get their hands on small amounts of these chemical agents and use them across the border in israel or turkey to then justify
a military attack against the syrian government so they have been quite pleased that the international community has come together to in fact to rid them of these weapons so that excuse no longer exists. well thanks for joining us here on r t today the best line of defense is good often the tactic of it could be adopted by edward snowden there was a blowup might get the chance to testify against the n.s.a. spying scandal with merkel that story just ahead for you. also a search for greener pastures gone sour a european financial crisis hits hard the migrants in italy leaving thousands out in the streets without a job home or a hope. from now on the program to britain where sometimes being too good at committing crimes can actually secure your future especially if you're a hacker and so after it was revealed the newly formed u.k. cyber defense units looking for reinforcements from the ranks of its convicted
enemies laura smith reports. the life and times of. britain from cruising through cyberspace to banged up in prison to what can for the government as details of the u.k.'s proposed defense schools. officials admit that considering hiring convicts it's just all the given the implication is right in black and white that it's ok for governments to have people but if people had governments it's a cry must. convey to depok he paid the price and is now studying computer science soon he'll be looking for a job but he will be looking to the government think it's it's quite. doesn't try to hide for two. years because i feel that people would still be reset . state sponsored religion to be trying to confuse appearance security for everyone
trying to help governments to to reach the full summit presumably based on intelligence picks and the plan is to get here the communications agency to help train up the. volume of the revelations that you know. it doesn't exactly have the best reputation at the moment but maybe the woods national security have become time to bow to swearing given all the. stories i've ever seen it is quite difficult to buy into the issue of national security especially when national security seems to be so often the basic civil liberties experts say even the name is a misnomer. it's a cyber war just for defense it will have attacks capabilities to be ready to. strike on any foreign power perceived as the threats if the future of walls isn't.
still hocking just taking a government salary for it. with. on the phone again there is a problem. in the nobody wanted to do anything whistleblower tells r.t. just how alone she now feels after lifting the lid on widespread abuse at the nursing home where she worked that's just ahead for you. but for now to rome we go where six people including four police officers were injured during a street protest hundreds turned out for a rally to demand better social housing conditions police used tear gas in response to exit bottles and smoke bombs being lobbed journalist mario corrado was at the protest he says the people are desperate to be heard and seem to think that violence is the only option what i saw is that there were some people.
who came to the demonstration with the helmets and so i think it was really to start a fight with the police and to have peaceful protests well i think the police the situation correctly they're only hostile towards the small bombs but only because they are being attacked by the. very symbolic. right now in the nation the government isn't really much caring about it because they think they have bigger issues like. the government itself and you can read our report from the midst of the unrest in rome website all the details the best images there there on the web site for you this hour. for the meantime a housing problem is may have driven hundreds of italians into the streets in protest for thousands of migrants in the country the street is the only home they
have and even the lucky few who are provided with accommodation often regret they ever had to move out or. went to meet. some call it a city within a city others a refugee ghetto it's like we're still in africa refugees from four african countries over twelve hundred people all crammed inside a former university building in rome now known as palace. meeting. here. we weren't allowed to film inside the rooms but a doctor treating the refugees agreed to describe the conditions they live in but i think. there are thirty five tabs and thirty five showers and eighty percent of them need to be repaired the beds are all sin in very bad condition actually a lot of people sleep on cardboard stomach flu is a serious problem as well but the biggest issue is depression thousands of refugees have been flocking to italy mainly across the mediterranean in search of
a better life but the country's only economic problems including the worst recession since the second world war provide very little opportunity at the same time just lieschen obliges all refugees to stay in the country where they receive asylum those who manage to avoid registration go further north as illegals but those who don't cause shelters are running out of space for all the newcomers without a job or even a place to sleep where do you go for the majority it's the train stations the meeting point for possible work or some cash during the day and makeshift shelter at night which is on a spacewalk sometimes immigrants from different countries fight each other like the alabamians and those from bangladesh for example don't want this area the there are a lot of them here are various nationalities at first they came from southern countries now also from eastern once the whole region is full of immigrants. or
polish or a dizzying gadget and very strong activity but live along well also europe. b. . solve this problem the e.u. has words to give an additional thirty million euros for italy to build more shelters for the refugees but its own weight release will help create new jobs ease the fall the movement's all together. already. and always a plenty more on our website including that of an explosive announcement as pentagon officials say they'll need billions of dollars to keep america's nuclear arsenal up to date and out of danger. and dressed to impress the world's most beautiful women put their national gifts under the hammer in a charity auction in moscow that's also for you right now at r.t. dot com. now though while the u.s. justice system may be after edward snowden the former n.s.a. contractor might very well be the first to make a legal strike this through
a german inquiry is ready to testify in the investigation into the alleged spying on chancellor angela merkel this came as the whistleblower met with hans christian strobel a well known german lawmaker on thursday in moscow last week merkel personally called obama for explanations after reports suggested that her private phone had been tapped officially washington claimed that surveillance was not presently taking place but didn't make any comment if the n.s.a. had been snooping on the german leader before but investigative journalist dave lindorff told us that snowden's possible testimony would put german authorities in a very awkward position. to some extent the german government is complicit in this and so you know to the if they were to try to. expose it the may wind up exposing their own culpability if people are furious at. miracle now that she was not upset when it was revealed that the n.s.a.
was spying on german people but she's really upset which it's playing on her so she's been trying to tricky area to be on the world up there we go canada to begin with the human rights activists are calling for the arrest of former u.s. vice president dick cheney while he's on a visit to world so they accuse cheney of war crimes and overseeing torture programs in iraq afghanistan guantanamo bay and secret cia locations all over the world as a party to a un convention against torture it's obliged to investigate known instances and prosecute those found guilty. and hundreds of people took to the streets of rio de janeiro in brazil protesting against recent crackdown on demonstrators at mass rallies activists claim police have used tactics and resorted to mass arrests detentions are reportedly now made under a new law to counter organized crime brazil has recently been plagued by large
scale protests over the government's high spending on the forthcoming football world. and a highly sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel connecting san diego california and mexico has been discovered by u.s. authorities more than eight tons of marijuana and almost one hundred fifty kilograms of cocaine were seized at the side of the tunnel was said to have been billed by one of mexico's most notorious cartels so far three people have been arrested and since two thousand and eight more than seventy five tunnels crossing the border have been discovered. taking good care of senior citizens is the main duty of nursing homes. but one south of london has fallen far short of the goal as manager has been found guilty of overseeing institutionalized abuse leading to the death of at least five pensioners and as a tester australia reports there are fears that a culture of abuse could be widespread view in west sussex right in front of
a care home i know up until two years ago it was operating by a private group called southern cross it was called the orchid view care home i wouldn't this quiet part of west sussex it was the center of much controversy what in two thousand and eleven it was shut down after had violated eight essential guidelines of the care quality commission or c q c a recent corners report also found that there was institutionalized abuse throughout the whole over here and also the coroner ruled that that neglect had led to the deaths of five elderly people there were instances of twelve doses of medicine being given to residents or calls we need more generally just a low standard of care be given but none of these would have come to light if not for the decision of one of their staff to blow the whistle of what was going on inside it was a very tough decision i didn't come home and do it lightly it is the wrong thing to do and they all ring the place. but and i just thought i couldn't going to work every day. you know we were saying time and time again there was
a problem and. you know nobody wanted to do anything lisa martin was working as a business administration manager would always give you she lifted the lid of what was going on in there and her actual lead to an inquest and eventual closure of the home she was later made redundant that's something she didn't expect and she's been looking for a job since how do you survive without. i going to play this and my father spying on my mortgage and my children. are you happy about the fact that what you did is leading to some sort of change of the entire industry yeah. yeah i think it needs to be tightened up. i think you know and i think there needs to be a you know some something for we saw that if you do that you know here is your support network not thank you very much and you know you get on with it now the
chief of the social care services are already laid out to set new guidelines to what spec monitor regulate care homes and a public consultation is expected to take place sometime in the spring two thousand and fourteen but it may be a tough battle as lisa martin pointed out but what she knew back then and blew the whistle on was just the tip of the iceberg that it may take more whistleblowers to reveal the extent of the problems to us or sylvia r.t. west sussex and all jews coming here live from moscow on rory sushi good morning to us now are nearly nine thirty in the morning here i'm stepping aside though larry king and politicking that's coming your way next. well. it's technology innovations all the developments
around russia we've got the future covered. please comment like these ali face. a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. is the united states spying on its allies and turmoil continues for obamacare democratic congressman adam schiff and republican congress will be terry join us for the hill plus the blazes amy holmes and democratic strategist richard brawler
face off on u.s. spying obamacare or it's all tell about next on politicking with larry. the ticking of larry king and we start today with reaction to the latest revelations about the n.s.a. surveillance activities the agency hasn't just tap phone calls of millions of americans but those of top u.s. allies overseas joining us from capitol hill to discuss this is democratic congressman a member of the house permanent select committee on intelligence adam schiff of california oh what do you make of this adam of. tapping in on foreign leaders who are our allies. well and larry i'm not
able to confirm or deny with those reports are correct but if they are correct obviously this is a good to cause a major disruption and even the perception is causing major disruption with our allies i think this is something that should be briefed to congress if it's going on it's not something that i was briefed on and i know that the senate intelligence committee chair feels exactly the same way because ultimately this is a tough policy decision that should be carefully weighed because of its potential disruptive impact certainly there is some spying that goes on even among allies and i think that's understood but when you get to the level of the heads of state or a personal telephone i think there's a different expectation and as the president said and i think quite rightly we need to make sure that our intelligence gathering is consistent with our values and is not going to jeopardize these key relationships and so i'm looking to get to the bottom right now larry of whether the committee was made a.